• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Language Studies

This course offers a comprehensive review and practice of the pronunciation of Spanish. The basic concepts of phonetic and phonological theory are introduced to examine Spanish sounds in their production and classification (syllables, stress, intonation, phonemes and allophones, etc.). Special attention is devoted to practice with corrective exercises, including orthography and accent marks. The course topics may include some contrasts between Spanish and English sounds in order to help students understand the differences between both languages and improve their Spanish pronunciation. The course includes transcription exercises and attention to differences in pronunciation across dialects of Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Articulate accurate Spanish pronunciation, including sounds and prosody
  2. Discriminate and perceive Spanish phonological phenomena
  3. Integrate phonological awareness into their production and perception of Spanish
  4. Analyse aspects of Spanish phonetic and phonological theory
  5. Engage with available technology/software for speech recording and analysis
  6. Reflect on the relationship between pronunciation and spelling in Spanish
  7. Describe aspects of regional varieties of Spanish

Indicative Assessment

Pronunciation recordings (approx. 5 mins in Spanish) (2@15%) 30% (LO 1-7)
Listening practice exercises (e.g. transcription and commentary) (approx. 10 mins of Spanish) (1) 15% (LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)

In-class test (2 hours, in Spanish) 30% (LO 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)

Reflective journal (200-400 words) 10% (1-7)

Interview (1, 10-15 mins in Spanish) 15% (1-7)


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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2001 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6518.

Prescribed Texts

Required materials will be announced on Wattle.





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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8242 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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